The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight

The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight

by Christina Courtenay


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*Shortlisted for the 2017 Romantic Novel Awards in the Paranormal or Speculative Romance Novel Category*

“As the velvet cloak of moonlight settled over the ruined towers of Raglan Castle, the shadows beneath them stirred …”

When newly widowed Tess visits Raglan Castle, she experiences an extraordinary vision that transports her to seventeenth-century Wales and a castle on the brink of a siege.

Even when Tess leaves Raglan to return to Merrick Court, her late husband’s home, the strange dreams continue as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the past. And when the new owner of the estate arrives – New Zealander Josh Owens – the parallels become even more obvious.

But perhaps the visions aren’t just trying to tell their own story; maybe they’re also giving a warning…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781893203
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication date: 02/22/2017
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.26(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England, she is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan and she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East and other parts of the world.

Her debut novel Trade Winds, a historical romance and adventure story, was short-listed for the Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, received the Best Historical Fiction prize for the Big Red Read 2011. Her novels Highland Storms and The Gilded Fan both won the Historical Novel of the Year award (Highland Storms in 2012 and The Gilded Fan in 2014), while The Silent Touch of Shadows (time slip) won the Festival of Romance award for Best Historical in 2013.

Christina also writes contemporary YA and New England Rocks was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award in the YA category in 2014.

Her hobbies include genealogy, archaeology (the armchair variety), listening to loud rock music and collecting things. She loves dogs, reading and chocolate.

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The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight (Choc Lit) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The past and the present are inextricably entwined in this novel that links a romance from the past to one taking place in the present. Both are tied to Merrick Court, an ancient treasure and paranormal experiences that include seeing ghosts and seeing visions of what happened in the past. Arabella Dauncy and Rhys Cadell star in the romance of the past and their story is interspersed with that of Tess and Josh who live in the present. A lot happens in this novel with besiegement of a castle in the past, a casino owner in the present pressuring Tess with monetary and other demands and relatives in both eras causing difficulties. This was an enjoyable read with interesting characters and I would like to thank NetGalley and ChocLit for the ARC of this novel given in exchange for my honest review.